The capital splutters into action this morning as workers struggle to make it in for work due to an unusually severe Tube strike.
TfL this morning informed commuters that the Bakerloo line is suspended, the Central line is suspended, the Circle line is suspended, the District line is suspended, the Hammersmith & City line is suspended, the Jubilee line is suspended, the Metropolitan line is suspended, the Northern line is suspended, the Piccadilly line is suspended, the Victoria line is suspended and the Waterloo & City line is suspended.
Don't worry though, apparently there's a "good service on other lines".
The slimmest of silver linings appears on the TfL website, and has also been issued at stations.
"Anyone else catch the Tube status announcement at Bank/Monument?" one commuter asked on Reddit. "She lists every single line as being suspended, one after the other, and ends it with the automated "There is a good service on all other lines"!
"It did make me laugh this morning."
In fairness, the statement is accurate, given the TfL Rail and DLR are running, as is the London Overground (albeit resembling scenes from World War Z when I was on it earlier).
Drivers are striking not over pay, as is commonly thought, but working hours pertaining to the Night Tube plans.
"Whatever happens there will be no change in it," said London mayor Boris Johnson. "People can strike until they’re blue in the face. We will go ahead with the Night Tube."